Venturing around Raja Ampat’s breathtaking raw nature doesn’t mean you should give up life’s comforts and luxuries. With the right choice of accommodation, you can get the best of both worlds and have the best time in the awe-inspiring archipelago. Discover the best luxury resorts in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Cove Eco Resort
This resort is the closest you can probably get to your own private island. The iconic property is perched on the pristine shores of Yeben Island, a remote virgin island, even by Raja Ampat’s standards. The area is even called “Mirror Ocean” due to its flawless natural state — vibrant and unspoilt. Nevertheless, the island is still strategically located near other diving and sightseeing spots of Raja Ampat. And for the chill-out hours, guests can enjoy the resort’s own luxe facilities, such as spa treatments and beachfront daybeds or strolling around the gardens and private shores.
Waiwo Dive Resort
This dive resort occupies one of the most prized and beautiful spots in Raja Ampat’s Waigeo Island, the largest in the Papuan archipelago. The seemingly humble façade and wooden décor represent the resort’s eco-loving philosophies; it holds astounding facilities, such as air-conditioned rooms (a luxury in the developing Raja Ampat), spacious private bathrooms, relaxing massage, and a fine Indonesian restaurant. Added with the resort’s own deck, boats, kayaks and water adventures gear, the property will ensure you some fun days out and cozy nights in.
Papua Paradise Eco Resort
This resort has a distinctive mixture of energy and tranquility, which serves you well both for fun days out on the water and wind-down afternoons in the comfort of the airy waterfront bungalows. Its simple interior but lavish facilities are more than enough to make you feel at home, topped with high standard of service dedicated to catering to guests’ needs when in the tropical paradise. Each bungalow is granted a private balcony where its dwellers can laze in the hammock or daybed with a sprawling ocean view all around.
Misool Eco Resort
The ideal location in the horseshoe-shaped lagoon of Raja Ampat’s Misool Island is a luxury in itself. Surrounded by the stunning shoreline where clear white and blue meet, guests can enjoy a sweeping view of idyllic beauty from the comfort of their private villa’s balcony. Beyond the luxurious and comfortable wooden huts, Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort that offers various water activities. And for the hours you feel like lazing around enjoying the tropical vibe, there are various traditional spa treatments and on-site activities.
Raja Ampat Dive Resort
This accommodation is excellent for those who take their diving and comfort seriously. This resort has a dive center that will cater to every diver’s needs, from beginners to pros. The locale’s stunning wooden bungalows are perched on the sea overlooking endless shades of blues, with a private terrace and stairs descending right into the ocean. The open airy interior induces a sense of tranquility and calmness quipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The eco-friendly and traditional approach do not make this resort any less luxurious. The airy bungalows may be built with traditional Papuan style, but they come with modern comforts and amenities. Guests are also entitled to lavish services such as spa, lounge, restaurant with a view, and some of the best activities in Raja Ampat. The team can also arrange special trips and adventures, such as hiking, bird watching and more.
Sorido Bay Resort
This resort’s sea cottages do not only boast unbelievably stunning views of the sea and faraway lands but also the best of modern-life facilities integrated into the natural charms. Not only that, the comforts and luxuries of this resort are presented in a way that reflects and respects the local culture through traditional building styles, décor and more. Even so, the resort is built with modern needs in mind, thus the camera work table, mini bar, restaurant, satellite T.V. and more.